Health Systems and Facilities Design - Graduate Certificate
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
The Health Systems and Facilities Designs graduate certificate program enhances students understanding of how building design effects health care issues. Graduates of this program will be able to participate in facility management and design that will maximize efficiency of treatment and quality of patient care, all in an effort to raise the standard of health care.
Courses from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the College of Public Health and the College of Nursing comprise the program. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to have a deeper understanding of health care design and other drivers of health care innovations, including public policy, reimbursement, emerging technologies and what patient-centered care really means from the perspective of patients and families. The program is appropriate for designers, clinicians, project managers, facility managers, nurse administrators and others.
Students are introduced to professionals in many different fields over the course of the program, expanding their horizons as well as their networks. Program courses provide students with background knowledge and theory, and also deal with behavioral science, health science, ethical and cultural issues in health care, codes and regulatory requirements, existing and emerging technologies and evidence-based design procedures which aid architects, administrators, planners and health care professionals to better meet the needs of end users — patients, families and staff.
Fully Offered At:
- Accredited professional design degree1
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Portfolio of design work that clearly delineates the role played by the applicant in team projects
- Three letters of recommendations (one letter from a non-academic source)
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
1Effective Spring 2020, applicants will no longer be required to submit a goal statement, portfolio of design work, or three letters of recommendations, but will be required to have a bachelor's degree and a resume/CV.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
|HCD 63001||EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN IN HEALTHCARE||2|
|HCD 63002||HEALTHCARE FACILITIES||2|
|HCD 63003||ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS IN HEALTHCARE||2|
|HCD 63004||ENVIRONMENTS OF CARE AND PATIENT POPULATIONS||2|
|HCD 63005||PATIENT SAFETY AND SYSTEMS THINKING||2|
|Certificate Electives, choose from the following:||2-3|
|DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS|
|ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH|
|PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION|
|HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS|
|PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, LAW AND ETHICS|
|NATIONAL HEALTH REFORM|
|LEADERSHIP IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT|
|LEGAL AND REGULATORY MANAGEMENT FOR NURSE ADMINISTRATORS|
|HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR|
|SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH BEHAVIORS|
Directed Electives 1
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||12|
Students may work with the coordinator of the program for additional elective choices.
|Minimum Certificate GPA|